Blogger fined for name suppression breaches

Controversial blogger Cameron Slater has been convicted on eight charges of breaching name suppression orders and one of identifying a victim in a sex case.

Auckland District Court Judge David Harvey has ordered the author of the Whale Oil blog to pay $750 for each count of name suppression and court costs of $130, adding up to $6130.

Mr Slater posted encrypted messages on his blog that identified suppressed names of defendants in a number of high profile cases.

His posts mainly targeted people charged with sex offences, such as a former MP, a popular entertainer and an ex-Olympian.

Mr Slater has campaigned against New Zealand’s name suppression laws and launched the anti-suppression group Shame (Suppression Helps Abusers Make Excuses).

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a small fee to pay for what the will of the people is

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good for you dude! why should there be one law for us and special treatment for those in the public eye, or those in a higher tax bracket?if i wasnt on 'em-bail' i would shake your hand!!!

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A small fee to pay for a lot of publicity!

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A fortunate ruling, if youre into wife beating and nonceing up the kids!

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Keep up the good work!

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indeed keep up the good work.

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No doubt the above posters are the same person ie. (cameron slater). Quite clever by putting a name then anonymous each post. I approve of alot of what you do cameron but do not try mislead anyone. Its very easy to pick the truth out of anything from your website. Good on you for identifying people charged with sex offences however its best not to identify the victims. Best of luck too you

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